A Twitter account affiliated with Anonymous claims the hacker collective has successfully downed over 5,500 accounts tied to ISIS. The group declared all-out cyberwar on the so-called Islamic State after the organization claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly terror attacks in Paris, a slew of assaults that left over 129 people dead.
According to The Hill, #OpParis, the handle claiming to speak for those organizing the digital onslaught, tweeted, "We report that more than 5500 Twitter account of #ISIS are now #down! #OpParis #Anonymous#ExpectUs." Later, a tweet linked to a list of "alleged ISIS-affiliated websites, dark Web pages, Twitter accounts, Tumblr accounts, Facebook pages and Web servers" that may or may not have been taken down as well.
Subsequent tweets seem to indicate that the group's servers have come under attack. "UPDATE: anonops servers are under attack," read one, while another seemed to confirm it without indicating whether ISIS was responsible. That message was characteristically defiant—and vulgar:
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